Thursday, 25 April 2013

Survey: Is Cloud vital to the success of a company?



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In a survey sponsored by Google and created by CFO Research on senior financial executives at U.S. companies, it was found that cloud computing will soon have a considerable impact on their companies.

It found that almost 80% of those surveyed believed that using a strong cloud computing strategy will be vital to the success of the company during the next 12 to 18 months. 

There are still many companies that are still holding back on cloud technology, with Microsoft releasing Windows 8 to the public featuring cloud and Apple pushing its iCloud, the world is steadily moving towards the technology and many are already benefiting from it with positive results.

The study also revealed that over 70% said that savings met or exceeded their expectations due to the end of hardware-related costs. In addition to these savings, two-thirds of the executives stated that cloud technology would reduce their companies' operational costs by up to 20%.

Research editor at CFO Research, Matt Surka stated that “The cloud certainly offers cost savings, but finance executives are most interested in using the cloud to redirect IT resources to high-value activities — not strip resources out of IT."

Another positive result seen by these companies with cloud technology is employee productivity. Over 70% of respondents said that the cloud improved employee mobility.
The study was based on 310 electronic survey responses.

Do you believe cloud technology will have a considerable impact on your company in the near future?

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